Friday, November 23, 2012

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 24 November 2012 on Radio New Zealand National

8:15 Kalle Lasn: Buy Nothing Day and Meme Wars
8:35 Margaret Brimble: organic chemistry
9:05 Shirley and Roger Horrocks: transiting Venus
10:05 Sylvie Simmons: Leonard Cohen
11:05 Robert Thirkwell: TV repairman
11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Tony Schwartz
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon
Christchurch engineer: Andrew Collins

As this is live radio, guests and times may change on the day.

Kim's photo, above right, by David White

8:15 Kalle Lasn
Kalle Lasn is the founder and editor of Adbusters magazine, which has popularised the Occupy movement, TV Turnoff Week, and Buy Nothing Day (24 November). He is the author of the new book Meme Wars: the Creative Destruction of Neo-Classical Economics (Penguin, ISBN: 9781846146985).

8:35 Margaret Brimble
Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble is Chair of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Chemical Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Auckland, and a Principal Investigator at the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery. This week she was awarded the Rutherford Medal, the highest award of the Royal Society of New Zealand, for her world-leading contributions to the synthesis of bioactive natural products; the MacDiarmid Medal for outstanding scientific research with the potential for application to human benefit; and the Hector Medal for outstanding work in chemical sciences by a researcher in New Zealand.

9:05 Shirley and Roger Horrocks
Shirley Horrocks is one of New Zealand’s leading directors and producers of documentaries, and has been managing director of Point of View Productions since she created the company in 1984. Her husband, Roger, is a screenwriter and author, and has been involved in the growth of the New Zealand film and television industries since the 1970s. He was founder and Head of the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at Auckland University, and retains the position of Emeritus Professor since his retirement in 2004. The latest Point of View documentary is Venus – a Quest, made to coincide with the Transit of Venus this year, and narrated by the Horrocks’ son, Dylan.

10:05 Sylvie Simmons
Sylvie Simmons has been writing about popular music since the 1970s for all major international music magazines, and has written biographies of Serge Gainsbourg, Johnny Cash and Neil Young. Her new biography, I’m Your Man: the Life of Leonard Cohen (Jonathan Cape, ISBN: 978-0-224-09064-3), draws on the private archives of the poet and songwriter.

11:05 Robert Thirkwell
Robert Thirkwell is an award-winning British television producer. Since leaving the BBC in 2003 he has specialised in helping broadcasters and production companies, in the UK and abroad, to create documentary formats, oversee new brands, and sort out problem series, as a creative consultant, series editor, and troubleshooter, He is a guest speaker at the 20th anniversary SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) Conference in Wellington (22-23 November).

11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi 
Kate De Goldi is the author of a number of books, including the award-winning The 10PM Question; her new young adult novel, with drawings by Gregory O'Brien, is The ACB with Honora Lee (Longacre, ISBN: 978-1-86979-989-2). 
Kate will discuss:
Nothing, by Janne Teller (Strident Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-905537-32-7); Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Robert Byrd (2008, Candlewick Press, ISBN 978-0-7636-5094-0); A Great Cake, by Tina Matthews (Walker Books, ISBN: 978-1-921720-06-2).

On Saturday 24 November 2012 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat broadcast of Kim Hill’s interview from 17 November with Clive Peedell, on the UK National Health Service.

Preview: Saturday 1 December
Next week, Kim Hill’s guests will include Farah de Johnette, Richard Simpson, and a winner of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize.

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